Project: LGiU & CCLA’s C’llr Achievement Awards 2017

Nominations are now closed!

Now in their eighth year, LGiU and CCLA’s C’llr Achievement Awards are back for 2017! These are the only awards celebrating the important work of councillors and are the highlight of the year for elected members across England and Wales.

About the Awards

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 we will welcome 200 of the brightest and best councillors, as well as council leaders, other senior local government figures and MPs, for an evening of celebration and networking against the beautiful background of the Guildhall in London. We pride ourselves on hosting a light-hearted and relaxed event, which guests in previous years have told us they appreciate more than black-tie or formal dinners – so the ceremony is a standing reception, with food and drink served all evening.

We promote nominations from May through to September, gathering around 200 entries from councillor colleagues, local MPs and residents. The shortlist is announced in October and the judging panel convenes before the ceremony in November. The winners are announced on the night by LGiU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West.

Award categories


Our sponsors

This year’s awards are possible thanks to the generous support of our founding sponsors CCLA, who are partnering with us for the 6th year in a row.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities.  When they began sponsoring the C’llr Achievement Awards they had 22 local authority accounts.  Today they have 426 and this number is growing every month.  They are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.

The awards are also kindly supported by:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individual award categories. Download the sponsorship brochure or speak to Jennifer Glover on 020 7554 2800 or for further information.

Nominations and judging

Nominations are now open and will be open throughout summer. We welcome nominations from anyone – councillors, officers, MPs, residents or other stakeholders.

Judging will take place in Autumn. The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors and will be announced on the evening of the awards.



This is an invitation-only event and tickets will be free of charge to guests. We will begin inviting people in early Autumn. Visit the event page for details.

C’llr Achievement Awards 2016: highlights

For the first time since the awards began, C’llr Achievement Awards 2016 took place in the Guildhall’s Livery Hall, a beautiful setting that gave the ceremony the prestige that befitted the celebration. We also doubled the number of guests to 200, while retaining the same informal and convivial atmosphere. Councillors travelled from all corners of the England and Wales in order to attend, from Redcar and Bradford to Glamorgan and Brighton.

We were honoured to have speeches from distinguished local government figures such as Lord Porter, Chair of the Local Government Association, and Baroness Thornhill, Mayor of Watford. The event received significant social media (#CllrAwards2016) and press pickup, featuring on BBC regional radio, Yorkshire Post, Birmingham Mail and others.

Useful information


C’llr Awards 2016

Past winners

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